We envision a world where no one is homeless
Urban Crossover is a research and advocacy think tank to bring issues on housing to the forefront, to engage people in dialogue, and to spark innovative solutions to address the issue of homelessness.
bB Studio is a design and innovation studio that works with key stakeholders to provide scalable high-quality shelter and infrastructure solutions.
Sovanna used to live in unsafe slum housing with her two children. They had to spend most of their time at the doctor's due to health issues caused by their living situation, and Sovanna was scared to let her children use the local playground because of the risk of malaria. Smile Village has made it possible for her children to spend their time studying and playing in safe, healthy, and inspiring environments. Learn more
HYDE are the scalable and replicable high-quality solutions designed by the bB studio. They are made accessible to vulnerable communities globally by billionBricks. Our approach adapts with the needs on the ground, to assure our solutions are accessible by everyone while creating ownership and pride.
weatherHYDE is a life-saving shelter that protects the vulnerable from extreme weather & offers women and children privacy and a safe space. It is an emergency tent with versatile applications such as cold weather tent, flood shelter, crisis shelter, refugee shelter or as a disaster shelter.
The world's first carbon positive home designed for the homeless to lead us into an energy-independent world. It produces four times the amount of energy it needs for itself, generating income for the families who own them. Each structure collects 100% of its rainwater, cleans its own waste, and grows its own food. Learn more
The first powerHYDEs are currently being built in Math Jalgaon, India, and in Tacloban, the Philippines, and are expected to be finished by the end of 2018.